Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
The Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award is given to a junior faculty member who has been first-author on an important peer-reviewed clinical education article published in a scientific journal. This year, the AGS congratulates Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH, for the study “Good Cop, Better Cop: Evaluation of a Geriatrics Training Program for Police,” published in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In this study, Brown and co-investigators developed, implemented, and evaluated a training program in aging-related health for police officers, who increasingly serve as first responders to aging-related health incidents. The results suggest that a brief training in aging-related health significantly increased police officers’ self-reported knowledge and skills, showing that clinicians have an important opportunity to help enhance safe and effective community policing for older adults. An Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a Staff Physician at the San Francisco VA, Dr. Brown teaches fellows, residents, and medical students in a number of settings focusing on the clinical management of vulnerable older adults, and has published more than 15 studies in peer-reviewed journals.
Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinical Education Manuscript Award
2014 Erika Rozalia Manu, MD
2013 Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, MHS